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Training Log Archive: ColmM

In the 7 days ending Aug 4:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Running6 8:05:39 35.8(13:34) 57.61(8:26) 2827971.3
  Orienteering2 2:38:29 11.03(14:22) 17.75(8:56) 197317.0
  Total7 10:44:08 46.82(13:45) 75.36(8:33) 30251288.3

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Sunday Aug 4 #

11 AM

Running 55:26 [2] 10.66 km (5:12 / km) +140m 4:53 / km
ahr:132 max:149

Easy round the island, just missed the hoardes leaving mass in chapeltown

Saturday Aug 3 #

1 PM

Running 59:44 [2] 9.05 km (6:36 / km) +376m 5:28 / km
ahr:123 max:159

Bray Head x2
Legs felt alright early on but was pretty tired after not too long, particularly on the slightly steeper bit.
Nice & foggy, good spot.

Friday Aug 2 #

12 PM

Running 4:41:39 [2] 22.42 km (12:34 / km) +1933m 8:47 / km
ahr:129 max:173

A nice long one in the Reeks with Mark.
Bit of a recce of the Reeks skyline route as there are some lines I know I messed up on a previous similar run with Corbett. Improved those lines and got some new knowledge which should also serve useful - if the race even goes ahead, no idea what the story is, but should be useful in future regardless.
But also generally just a fun day out enjoying the freedom - ticking off some decent summits and racking up some solid climb & hours on feet.
Should serve well for Mournes too.

Big gun was the one I really wanted to improve, and we got through solidly enough staying slightly right mostly and as high as possible. Climbing when we hit a grassy gully was ideal and we actually stayed left when we hit the first pillar we couldn’t climb, that was okay, but slow, suspect right could be better. Descent is alright on the slightly left side of the ridge.
Also got up beenkerragh which was a tad tricky, but rounded out all the 1000m+ tops for the day.
Good day out.

Thursday Aug 1 #

2 PM

Running 49:04 [2] 8.12 km (6:02 / km) +271m 5:11 / km
ahr:134 max:167

Nice little run in Silvermines with mark to break up the journey.
Really surprisingly nice spot. MMRA have a race here.
7 PM

Running 26:41 [2] 5.39 km (4:57 / km) +65m 4:40 / km
ahr:125 max:142

Few more ks in the eve on Valentia. Lovely evening.

Wednesday Jul 31 #

11 AM

Orienteering 1:07:01 [2] 6.79 km (9:52 / km) +85m 9:17 / km
ahr:123 max:149

Supposed to test run a course for DM coming up, but was too tired so just jogged it.
Mixed bag technically really, but a nice area.

Tuesday Jul 30 #

6 PM

Running 13:05 [2] 1.97 km (6:38 / km) +43m 5:59 / km
ahr:132 max:159

Orienteering 1:31:28 [2] 10.96 km (8:21 / km) +112m 7:56 / km
ahr:145 max:171

Nice relay training with Bækkelagets SK
Mass start & loops. Got in a nice group behind Matt Speake & roar to #1, with Brad just behind me. I had no compass so was fairly trusting with our line, but we were a decent bit left. As we got towards the end of the hill everyone slowed and it made sense to me we had to be left, so went back and got it just ahead of the other 3.
Again not very confident in my line to #2 but after I crossed the re-entrant there were enough contours to navigate off. Quite surprised to not have the others punching this around me as I’d assumed we’d either be on the same gaffle or more likely this would be common - but it was a wild gaffling setup.
Regardless, I got it okay, and moved off to 3. Ended up too far left on a hill shortly after 3 and crossed the wrong stream, it matched up for a bit but I figured out how wrong I was pretty quickly but lost a good bit of time.
Scrappy on 4, and with another fellow to 5 but he didn’t find it and I went away.
Slowed down a bit after 3 in general and took it pretty easy which made the navigation much simpler.
Some not so nice sections at the end of the first loop and in the middle of the last loop, but overall this was by far the nicest forest I’ve been in recently and really quite runnable. But vaguer hillsides were probably not ideal for my compass, and it would have been enjoyable to take it a bit quicker and keep up with the group.
Good fun though and felt much better about my running in terrain at least, even if it was still slow & easy.

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